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Dec 6, 2013 5:00pm EST
at the south african embassy in washington. >> mr. mandela left a global legacy just from the reaction globally to his death, but you can't not be shocked. you can't the be sad. >> reporter: south african ambassador to the u.s. receiving the news from mandela's daughter. >> she knows how important the united states is to the mandela family and to south africa because it was here that so much happened where people marched for our freedom, were arrested for our freedom and that is why that statue is there. >> his ideas will live on. they will never die. >> reporter: people are meeting inside the embassy planning on events in the district to pay a proper tribute to nelson mandela. at the south african embassy on massachusetts avenue in northwest, surae chinn, wusa9. >> you can submit your videos, your photos, your remembrances of nelson mandela on our website, that's where you will also find world reaction to his death along with some of the former south african leader's most memorable quotes. >>> d.c. police chief cathy lanier says there is no connection between a pair of alleged
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
through mr. mandela's mind at this moment. >> reporter: after 27 years in prison nelson mandela walked into freedom, against all odds the leader of rebellion against south africa's white apartheid government became the leader of national unity. mandela's decades long rebellion transformed him from a convicted trader into a freedom fighter and international hero. >> i have fought very firmly against apartheid on the nation. >> reporter: mandela was born into approved family. he support -- into a privileged family. he supported nonviolence to bring about change. he became a lawyer and opened the first south african law firm to defend blacks who were forced from their land, but in 1960 mandela turned militant when 69 black protesters were massacred. >> many use fear, but it is useless and futile for us to continue talking peace and nonviolence. >> reporter: mandela lived up to his tribal name troublemaker repeatedly challenging authority. he was convicted of sabotage and conspiracy to overthrow the government and sentenced to life in prison on south africa's infamous robin island. he wa
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